James Demetriou returns to Australia as Clayton Green signs on at Barry

Barry Town United have seen striker James Demetriou leave the club, whilst they re-sign Carmarthen Town midfielder Clayton Green. 

He is the second departure from Jenner Park Stadium, following Tyrelle Webbe’s move to Welsh Premier League rivals Carmarthen Town. Clayton Green is the clubs first arrival of the summer.

Green had originally signed for Barry last summer but moved to Carmarthen Town in January instead after time away from Wales. He has experience playing for English clubs like Paulton Rovers, Frome Town and Evesham.

He is the second in line from the Green bloodline to play for Barry Town, as he is the son of Phil Green who scored 70 goals for the Linetts in a seven-year spell with Barry. Green has signed a two-year contract with the club.

“I’m delighted to announce the capture of Clayton after a life opportunity didn’t allow us to work together last season, as previously planned”.

“He is a player I have wanted to bring to the club and work with for some time as I feel he will not only be good for us but that we will be a good fit for him,” said Chesterfield.

Barry’s forward options have been reduced though, with James Demetriou leaving the club to return to Australia.

He returns to the side which he made his first-team debut at 16, before moving across continents to sign for Championship side Nottingham Forest.

Demetriou joined the Linetts from Bangor City in January, having only played for the Citizens since October. He scored a hattrick against Llandudno back in February, in a 3-1 win for Barry.

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“James is an attacking player, who will bring strong overseas experience with some excellent clubs and a passion for Sydney Olympic having made his senior debut here many years ago as youngster”. said Olympic coach Abbas Saad to their official website.

“James knows many of the boys in our squad, understands and respects the culture we have built this season and we feel he will be a great fit and make a positive impact to our squad for the back half of the season and beyond’.

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